Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Coast California
Re: My Latest Mod
By the way, In the red S570 I just installed a set of custom wound by MJ Seymour Duncan Frankenstien pickups. They differ from the normal Frankies by the fact that the bridge is a trembucker and they are 4 wire instead of two.
This S570 has a modified RG550 re-issue neck and the guitar plays very well, but I have been struggling to get the sound I want. I feel that the ZR make guitars a little thin sounding even compared to a Floyd type. I do love the functionality of the ZR but would choose the Edge over it anyday. I have tried a Norton, Super D, Evo, an F2 and a SD Custom Custom. The Custom Custom was my favorite and pretty close to the sound I wanted, the EVO's were great but not exactly right for the sound I was after.
The Custom Shop Frankies are simply amazing! Very Hot sound, but clear and articulate with some looseness on the bottom end, very EVH, of course. They clean up well when the volume is reduced. I have them split and they sound pretty good in all combinations. Neck pickup is basically a slightly hotter PAF at 8.6k. I get some great Slash type stuff out of it. The bridge kind of reminds of the Norton but much thicker and more balls, and (dare I say it) even better harmonics. Awesome!
I tried the stock Frankenstein in the guitar before I bought this some I new it would work, but these custom shop pickup just seem to be even better (probably some MJ mojo).
Last edited by fly_with_v; 11-19-2012 at 06:38 PM.